Gihon River Press presents free screening of The Diary of Anne Frank and anti-bullying presentation at local movie theater
Pocono Community Theater will host Remembering Kristallnacht, an event centered around a free screening of The Diary of Anne Frank.
East Stroudsburg, PA, October 17, 2011 – Gihon River Press, in conjunction with The Anne Frank Center USA, will present a free screening of The Diary of Anne Frank on November 13, 2011 at 4 pm at Pocono Community Theater, located at 88 S. Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg.
Representative Rosemary Brown will introduce the film and put it in the context of the 21st century. Refreshments will be served immediately following the screening, courtesy of Gihon River Press. Ken Wolk, an associate professor of Holocaust Studies at SUNY Stony Brook, will give a short lecture on how the Holocaust is relevant to the 21st century, especially in regards to bullying, after the film. Anna Block, author of Ursala’s Prism, will also speak at the event.
“This is our third anti-bullying event at the theater,” said Kimberly Fisher, the theater’s General Manager, “and there is still so much ground to cover with our youth. It is easy to be desensitized to the Holocaust today, although bullying is the main theme of the Holocaust.”
Remembering Kristallnacht will take place on the 72nd anniversary of the pogrom, or series of attacks, on November 9-10, 1938 against Jews in Germany and Austria. More than 1,600 synagogues and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were attacked. More than 30,000 Jews were arrested and taken to concentration camps. This is one of many events being held internationally to remember the “Night of Broken Glass,” Kristallnacht.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Fisher at 570-421-6684 or visit PoconoCommunityTheater. Reservations can be made at the Pocono Community Theater Box Office. Seating is limited. For more information….